Visnews

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Visnews was a London-based international news agency. By 1992 it was owned by NBC News (37.75%), BBC (11%) and Reuters, until Reuters bought out the remaining shares of the company that year. In 1993 it changed its name to Reuters Television and its operations were absorbed into Reuter's global operations.

Visnews was one of two major independent television news suppliers, the other being Independent Television News (ITN). Both were British based. At its peak Visnews supplied international news material to 400 broadcasters globally.

It was also one of the first suppliers of news production to British Sky Broadcasting for its Sky News channel, commencing its contract in 1989.

Julian Kerr was the last Managing Director of Visnews. Their UK office was located in Park Royal, London.

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